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A Riddle a Day Keeps the Riddler Away 

When a visiting King is accosted by the Riddler, the Dynamic Duo pursues his subsequent complex trail of riddles to try to stop him.

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King Boris, who hails from a European country, comes to Gotham City for a visit. Upon his arrival, there is a disturbance, which includes a clue from the Riddler. Batman and Robin investigate and get on the Riddler's trail. They are trapped by the criminal, who ties them to large wheels that will spin with ever-increasing speed until they are dead. Written by Bill Koenig

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Actor Tristram Coffin appears in this episode as the Ambassador. Coffin was featured in many of the classic cliffhanger serials that inspired this television series, including the original Batman (1943) serial itself (which a revival of in the '60s caused the TV series to be born), wherein he was featured as one of the villain's main henchmen. He was also the first actor to don the famous "flying suit" as the eponymous serial crime fighter King of the Rocket Men (1949), which would later serve as an inspiration for The Rocketeer (1991). See more »

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Batman and Robin don't solve The Riddler's riddle: "What is the beginning of eternity, the end of time and space, the beginning of every end, and the end of every race?" In the following episode, it's shown on a blackboard in the Bat Cave in a list of riddles. There's a check mark next to it indicating they solved it, but they never solved it on camera nor explained its relevance. (The answer, by the way, is the letter E.) See more »

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Robin: The riddle itself is pretty basic. A person is a piece of wood when he's a ruler.
[Chief O'Hara's jaw drops]
Commissioner Gordon: You figure it has something to do with King Boris?
Robin: Maybe.
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King Boris meets the King of Crime
18 May 2016 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"A Riddle a Day Keeps the Riddler Away" marked the return of the show's debut villain, Frank Gorshin's Riddler, this time in league with the River Rats gang but still working below ground. The title refers to a phrase that the Prince of Puzzlers had long ago admitted to Batman, that as long as he continues to dish out riddles he hasn't yet reached the end of his reign of terror. Reginald Denny (soon to play his final role in the Batman feature film) plays King Boris, newly arrived in Gotham City, sparking a series of riddles and small time crimes leading up to one huge caper. From a gorgeous beauty queen (Joy Harmon) to the King's Queen of Freedom, there's no end of puzzles from the Count of Conundrums, baiting the Dynamic Duo to his lair at an abandoned waterworks, where a cocoon of silk traps them like a spider's web. Both are attached to drive shafts that rotate at 1000 revolutions per second, enough of a centrifugal force to tear the bones from their bodies. Familiar faces in this episode include John Archer, later seen opposite Eli Wallach's Mister Freeze in "Ice Spy," John Hubbard, and especially Tristram Coffin, veteran of the 1943 Batman serial, as well as the 1950s Superman TV series.


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